Hurry and Register! Charlotte Digregorio will give a free ZOOM poetry workshop, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library. “Write & Publish Great Poetry” is slated for Sunday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time). For information and registration, (free workshop for all from everywhere), click this Library link: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/…. Charlotte is the author of two poetry reference books: Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing and Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, along with five other books.
In the workshop, we will analyze various poems by famous poets. Among them, a few short poems– three haiku and one tanka. There will be mostly lecture: what is poetry; why does it matter; poetry as a healing art; important elements that poems should have; finding ideas to write poems about; poetic voice; and how to submit poems and specific suggestions of journals for beginning/experienced poets to send work to. There will also be a short poem writing exercise. Those who wish may read their poem out loud (or a previously written one).